Dana joined the firm in the fall of 2016 after receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois. As a graduate student, her research and design projects focused on studying the relationship between the built environment and human wellbeing. Ms. Taylor worked as a teaching assistant for undergraduate structures courses.
Dana’s experiences working and studying abroad have influenced her approach to design problems. As an undergraduate student, Dana spent her junior year studying in Versailles, France. In the summer of 2014, she worked as an intern for a nonprofit architecture organization in Kampala, Uganda. During this internship, Dana was part of a team that worked with a local community to design a small clinic. In 2016, Ms. Taylor received a Ryerson Traveling Fellowship to study cross-cultural architectural design in Senegal and Morocco. The travel period encompassed work on the schematic design of a school in Senegal and the study of small-scale community-based architecture.
Outside of architecture, Dana enjoys volunteering as an English tutor to people who are new to the United States. She can also be found rock climbing, biking around the city, or slowly sipping a well-brewed cup of coffee.
- M.A., Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign